Corporate Partner Joins Latham & Watkins in London

January 13, 2010


London… Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Graeme Ward will join the firm’s London office as a partner in the Corporate Department. With more than twenty years experience, Ward’s highly regarded practice spans M&A and private equity advising public and private companies, private equity funds and financial institutions, as well as equity capital markets transactions and general corporate counseling.

“Graeme is a very talented lawyer, whose deep technical skills and strategic thinking add further distinction to our corporate practice,” said Andrew Moyle, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in London. “Graeme’s experience strongly complements our corporate practice and his arrival marks another significant milestone in the advancement of our English law capability.”

Nigel Campion-Smith, Co-Chair of the Corporate Department in the London office, added: “Latham’s involvement in many of Europe’s most high profile corporate transactions is a testament to the platform we have built and the team’s strength. Graeme’s track record advising companies and their boards, financial institutions and private equity funds in a wide range of commercial matters adds further depth to our practice.”

“Latham’s success in building one of the leading global firms, with a diversity of practices and strong client base, is very attractive to me. I look forward to tapping into the firm’s entrepreneurial culture in the service of our clients,” said Ward.

Ward joins Latham & Watkins from Ashurst. Between 1997 and 2000, he served as  the managing partner of the firm’s Frankfurt office. He received his LLB from King’s College, London.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys in 28 offices, including Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Doha, Dubai, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information on Latham & Watkins, please visit the Web site at

Notes to Editor

Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong and Japan.


Andrew Moyle, London Office Managing Partner +44.20.7710.1078

Nigel Campion-Smith, Co-Chair of the London Corporate Department +44.20.7710.1070




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